Dying Light 2 was announced during Xbox's E3 2018 conference though the game was delayed in January 2020 and details since then have been scarce.
Rumours have suggested that it's not been an easy road for Techland in their pursuit for a more ambitious and exciting sequel to a fan favourite, but we'll do our best to cut through the noise and bring you everything you need to know about Dying Light 2.
If you're looking forward to free-running away from zombies all over again, then here's what we know about Dying Light 2.
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Latest Studio Update Reveals 2021 Launch Aims – 18th March
In a bizarre video showing Techland employees reading tweets about the game's reported development worse, the studio has reaffirmed that it's hoping to launch Dying Light 2 in 2021.
Find out more here.
"Far From Being In a Dev Hell" – 14th March
Techland has confirmed the game was announced "too early" but that it's not in 'development hell'.
The statement comes from a reply from the game's Twitter account, assuaging the concerns of a fan.
"Afaik the definition of a dev hell requires the game to not make any development progress, while DL2 keeps moving forward," the tweet reads.
"We announced the game too early but it's far from being in a dev hell."
Studio Turmoil – 23rd February
In a new report from TheGamer, current and former staff have been discussing the tumultuous nature of development on Dying Light 2.
The issues have caused staff to leave the studio, and the production pipeline changes at the whims of those in charge.
We'd recommend reading the full report, as it's fascinating.
What Is Dying Light 2?
The sequel to the first-person adventure Dying Light (released in 2015), Dying Light 2 puts players in the running shoes of Aiden, a new protagonist that's just as nimble and athletic when it comes to parkour.
Promising an interconnected urban sprawl where every decision matters, Dying Light 2 could be a sleeper hit, just like its predecessor.
BOO! (Source: Techland)
Since being delayed in January of 2020, we still don't have a release date for the game.
We have seen 2021 circling around, but even that may not be set in stone at this point – although the development team has promised "exciting news soon", as per Game Informer.
According to Ola Sondej, Techland's senior PR Manager, "development of Dying Light 2 is moving forward, the game’s in good shape (and in good hands), so worry not. It is coming.”
Despite an anonymous source claiming that the game is a mess, Krzysztof Sazon, social media lead, says:
“It’s not true. The game is playable from start to finish, a month ago we completed our alpha milestone mentioned in the article, an important one for the project. I’ve been playing it and I’m excited!"
It's also worth remembering that two writers on the project have departed in the last few months. After industry veteran Chris Avellone was removed due to accusations of sexual harassment, Pawel Selinger left Techland after two decades at the studio.
The videos for this game are very likely to be age-restricted, so you may have to watch them on YouTube to be able to see what's in them.
Here is the E3 2019 Trailer:
Sondej also confirmed that the game is coming to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
"In case you guys wondered, Techland was not acquired by another publisher. We're still an independent studio, and will deliver Dying Light 2 on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4."
It also wouldn't be a surprise to see the game arrive on the PS5 and Xbox Series X too!
It is a possibility this may be why we have not heard a release date yet as they make a decision on how best to support next-gen.
Co-Op & Multiplayer
Dying Light 2 will feature a 4 player co-op experience. As the new game is radically different, the multiplayer experience had to be changed.
One player now hosts up to three others in their world. Every action you choose can impact the story, leading to radically different outcomes across four playthroughs.
For now, no information has been revealed surrounding any pre-order bonuses for the new title.
The original game provided the player with a PvP multiplayer mode for pre-ordering. However, it is unlikely that this will be replicated by the sequel.
Hopefully, we'll get some more information surrounding pre-orders very soon.
Dying Light 2 Editions
It's a similar story for any information surrounding editions for the game. No information has currently been revealed surrounding any special editions for the title.
If a collectors edition was to appear, we could expect bonuses such as a figurine, artwork or a strategy guide.
We'll let you know as soon as any information surrounding editions for the game is available.
Wondering what you're getting into? There's almost half an hour of gameplay footage below.